La Seigneurie Gardens


La Seigneurie is the traditional residence of the Seigneur of Sark or the head of the island of Sark. The main house dates from 1675 and is open to the public.

Set within the grounds of the manor, La Seigneurie Gardens are one of the most enchanting gardens in the British Isles. Highly recommended by the Royal Horticultural Society, the gardens put on a dazzling display from Spring through to Autumn.

Located on ground purchased by Seigneur Pierre Le Pelley III in 1835 which already featured the St Peter’s Curch built in 1820. The high walls surrounding the gardens allows protection from the wind and combined with a mild micro-climate provides rarer species such as the Australian bottlebrush and the New Zealand tea tree to flourish.

Other highlights include the circular rose garden and pergola, the Victorian glasshouse, the hedge maze and the ponds made by the monks of St Magliore Priory, which lead onto a water mill. There is also an old building just outside of the walled garden, known as the Chapel, which houses an exhibition showcasing the history of Sark’s Seigneurs and the Seigneurie as well as being used for wedding ceremonies.

Admission: Adults £3.50 and Children £1.00
Open every day from early April to late October

Guided tours are available and there is a cafe/restaurant on site. For more information please click here.